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Musings about Software Development · 4M ago

Function Points (Software Size) come of Age: Mature, Stable, and Relevant

It is with pride and honor to share with you news about the upcoming Sept 13-15, 2017 celebratory (and educational) conference: ISMA14 (International Software Measurement and Analysis) – and...
Musings about Software Development · 4M ago

To Succeed with Measurement, Choose Stable Measures

The pace of technology advancement can be staggering – new tools, methods, acronyms, programming languages, platforms and solutions – come at us at warp speed, morphing our IT landscape into...
Musings about Software Development · 4M ago

Estimation Poker – Bluffing (and Winning) with Metrics

In May 2016, I presented a webinar for ITMPI on the topic of Estimation Poker based on the broad topic of software project estimation – regardless of the development approach.  The webinar w...
Musings about Software Development · 4M ago

Function Point Analysis (FPA) – Creating Stability in a Sea of Shifting Metrics

Years ago when Karl Weigers (Software Requirements) introduced his  “No More Models” presentation the IT landscape was rife with new concepts ranging from Extreme Programming to the Agile Ma...
Musings about Software Development · 4M ago

In a few words: why IT is so intimidating

As a project manager and software metrics expert, I’ve learned that simplicity and clarity are the keys to effective communication.  Consider that when we meet someone from another country, ...
Musings about Software Development · 4M ago

10 Steps to Better Metrics… for Everyone

The more things change, the more they stay the same – especially when it comes to initiatives that involve cultural change. Measurement is a perfect example – and I’m not talking purely abou...
Musings about Software Development · 4M ago

Tech Folks Don’t Grok People Things

Originally posted on Think Different: Tech Folks Don’t Grok People Things Nor do they often grok the connection between attending to their own and others’ needs, and the grokking of people t...
Musings about Software Development · 4M ago

QSM (Quantitative Software Management) 2014 Research Almanac Published this week!

Over the years I’ve been privileged to have articles included in compendiums with industry thought leaders whose work I’ve admired.  This week, I had another proud moment as my article was f...
Musings about Software Development · 4M ago

What Software Project Benchmarking & Estimating Can Learn from Dr. Seuss

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction – or children’s stories at least, and I’m hoping you’ll relate to the latest blog post I published on the QSM blog last week.  I grew up on Dr. Seuss...
Musings about Software Development · 4M ago

Combining Soft Skills and Hard Tools for Better Software

One of the more interesting topics in software development (at least from my perspective) is the culture of the industry.  Seldom does one find an industry burgeoning with linguistics majors...